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M on the Bund @ Shanghai, China


It had been more than 12 years since we last dined here. It was a hazy night but the view of the Bund was still magnificent. The restaurant’s warm and nostalgic ambience makes it a great place to unwind and have a relaxing dinner after a busy day.

IMG_1612 IMG_1613 IMG_1614 King crab frittersIMG_1615 Clear seafood broth with scallops, shrimps, kingfish, clamsIMG_1616 Crispy suckling pigIMG_1618 Braised veal cheek & tongue – best dish of the night, both the cheek and tongue were very tender. IMG_1619 Salted caramel praline souffle with peanut crunch ice-cream – a bit sweet to my taste.IMG_1621

Cliché @ Adelaide, Australia


The restaurant is just about 10-mins walk from the serviced apartment we stayed at in North Adelaide. Cool deco, excellent food, great place for groups.IMG_1234 IMG_1235 IMG_1236 IMG_1243

Lobster & prawn filled crepesIMG_1239 Beef tartareIMG_1240 Pan seared scallops – cooked perfectlyIMG_1242 Pork ribsIMG_1248 Slow braised beef cheekIMG_1251

We add an early dinner and managed to catch the first round of New Year’s Eve firework!

Mount Gambier, Australia – Dec 2015


Mount Gambier was a nice change of view for our journey.  We visited a few caves and sinkholes in the area.

The beautiful Umpherston sinkhole.

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Engelbrecht Cave

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Tantanoola Caves – the formations inside the caves are simply spectacular.

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And of course we tried the famous “blue drink”. IMG_1173

Last but not least the breathe taking Blue Lake by day and night.

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We had a good dinner at The Barn.  Reservation is recommended.

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And a good breakfast at Vanilla Bean Cafe.

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Tipo 00 @ Melbourne, Australia


Due to it was holiday seasons, I made reservations for Christmas Eve, eve of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve almost a month in advance.

Our first dinner in Melbourne was at this small Italian restaurant on Little Bourke Street.  Not only do they welcome kids, they also served their regular menu on the 23rd. 🙂

They don’t have a big menu but they do very good dishes especially their pasta.

It is a small place and very popular so reservations is highly recommended.

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IMG_0780 IMG_0783 grilled calamari, zucchiniIMG_0785 Best ox tongue I ever had!IMG_0786 IMG_0803 squid ink tagliolini, squid & bottargaIMG_0810 prawn linguini IMG_0813 ragu bologneseIMG_0814 duck gnocchiIMG_0815 panna cotta with berriesIMG_0816 “Tipomisu” – though we were quite full, we still managed to finish this deconstructed tiramisu.IMG_0817

Wright Brothers @ Kingly Court, London


Our last meal in London – very satisfying and very value for money!IMG_3456 IMG_3442 IMG_3443 IMG_3445 IMG_3459 IMG_3460 These prawns were so good we had a second helping but I still didn’t get to eat.IMG_3462

Fresh & tasty seafood platter.  Quite a big portion for two.IMG_3461 IMG_3463 IMG_3465 IMG_3466 Not the best kind of lava cake and we were too full.IMG_3467 This was really good and refreshing, and with alcohol.IMG_3471

Note: Kingly Court has many restaurants and bars, great ambience, worth checking this place out.IMG_3455 IMG_3450

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